Line Break #: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

Meet our readers: William Shunn

            

William Shunn hosts and produces the Line Break Reading Series. His newest short story will appear August 16th in the online science fiction anthology Seat 14C, presented by XPRIZE (where he serves on the Science Fiction Advisory Council).

When not hosting shows or writing about the future, Bill enjoys sneaking onto other people's television specials.

Please join Bill and all our world-class readers for Line Break #9a, Saturday, July 29, 12:30 p.m. at the New York City Poetry Festival on Governors Island. Admission is free!

            

Emily Alta Hockaday is author of Ophelia: A Botanist's Guide, What We Love & Will Not Give Up, and Starting a Life. Her work has appeared in the North American Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Amazon's Day One, and Newtown Literary, among other publications. She can be found on the web at www.emilyhockaday.com and @E_Hockaday.

Please join Emily and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #9a, Saturday, July 29, 12:30 p.m. at the New York City Poetry Festival on Governors Island. Admission is free!

            

Our next regularly scheduled Q.E.D. show takes place on August 5th, but there's an exciting special edition for us to tell you about before then...


Line Break is here again! It's the eclectic monthly live literary magazine where poetry meets prose, fact meets fiction, and high-brow meets low-brow, this time in a special New York City Poetry Festival Edition on Governors Island.

At every show, live-lit veteran William Shunn brings a wild assortment of writers together on one stage. Don't miss our terrific July 29 lineup, featuring:

No rules, no themes—just the best writers in town. Line Break—it's the start of a new thought. Don't miss it!


Line Break Reading Series
New York City Poetry Festival Edition
Saturday, July 29, 2017, 12:30-1:00 p.m.
Hosted by William Shunn

New York City Poetry Festival
Algonquin Stage
Governors Island
New York, NY 11231

Admission free. Festival open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, July 29 & 30.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1922833654616764

Line Break #9a: Saturday, July 29, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

            

Bottomless thanks to everyone who turned out for our ninth regular episode of Line Break this past Saturday, at beautiful Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens. Just by showing up and giving us the gift of your attention, you helped make the afternoon bigger and better than it would have been without you.

Thanks as always to Q.E.D. for giving us the space and an opportunity to use it. And thanks especially to our amazing readers, who made it the incredible show it turned out to be. Stephanie Grossman read us her LARPing article from Paste Magazine, Joshua McCuen explored an unfinished hotel through a young boy's eyes, Oscar Sanders brought us political poetry from his one-man play Exposing Politics, William Cusick laid out the nuances of how to host a weekend nervous breakdown, and Libba Bray stuck the landing with her fierce and uncompromising poem "WOMANIFESTO."

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, August 5th, when we'll we back with our tenth issue, featuring Olena Jennings, Nicholas Kaufmann, David Keck, and Rajan Khanna.

So sign up for our mailing list and keep abreast of all the latest developments in the Line Break world. And finally, if you're interested in participating in a future Line Break, do send us a submission.

We look forward to seeing you again in August! Until then please check out all the terrific shows and events at Q.E.D. There is something amazing happening there literally every day.

Stephanie Grossman reads at Line Break #9 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Joshua McCuen reads at Line Break #9 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Oscar Sanders reads at Line Break #9 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

William Cusick reads at Line Break #9 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Libba Bray reads at Line Break #9 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Host William Shunn reads at Line Break #9 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

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Here at Line Break, we love to feature the work of our readers when we can. So please, on this Independence Day, check out this animated short film by Jonathan Weiss, which was scored by our recent Issue #9 reader William Cusick.

            

Just a reminder that Line Break, the eclectic monthly live literary magazine, returns this Saturday afternoon at fabulous Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens.

At every show, live-lit veteran William Shunn brings a wild assortment of writers together on one stage. Don't miss our terrific July 1 lineup, featuring:

No rules, no themes—just the best writers in town. Line Break—it's the start of a new thought. Don't miss it!


Line Break Reading Series
Saturday, July 1, 2017, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Hosted by William Shunn

Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell
27-16 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105

Admission $7. Beer, wine and snacks available.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/437940723229740/

Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train to Queens. Just stay on all the way to Astoria–Ditmars Blvd at the end of the line, and walk a couple of blocks west on 23rd Avenue. (The W train does not run on weekends.)

Line Break #9: Saturday, July 1, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

Meet our readers: Libba Bray

            

Libba Bray is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Gemma Doyle trilogy (A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, The Sweet Far Thing), the Michael L. Printz Award-winning Going Bovine, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist Beauty Queens, and the Diviners series (The Diviners, Lair of Dreams, and the forthcoming Before the Devil Breaks You). She is 1/4 of the all YA-author rock band, TIGER BEAT, whose seminal debut album, Where's the F*%ing Food Court?, has been certified gold(leaf) in Arkansas.

Please join Libba and all our world-class readers for Line Break #9, Saturday, July 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

            

Stephanie Grossman is a writer and marketing professional in New York City who has worked for several publishing houses, including Simon & Schuster and Penguin Random House. She currently works at JSTOR, a scholarly research digital archive. Her writing has been published in Paste Magazine and BOAST: Best of Astoria. Find her online at anxietyofauthorship.com and follow her on Twitter at @StephMGrossman.

Please join Stephanie and all our incredible readers for Line Break #9, Saturday, July 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Oscar Sanders

            

Oscar Sanders was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. The former jazz/funk/rock guitarist has garnered awards for shorts, features, documentary films, and a political crime novel. His creative writing led to seething political spoken word poetry and performances.

Learn more at malcolmentertainment.com,
facebook.com/oscar.sanders.3192, and @oscarsanders.

Please join Oscar and all our amazing readers for Line Break #9, Saturday, July 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Joshua McCuen

            

Joshua McCuen is a recent MFA graduate who is still trying to figure out what to do with his life. He will be running away to Italy shortly, and this will be his last reading before he pulls a Robert Johnson and disappears for a year or two.

Please join Josh and all our incredible readers for Line Break #9, Saturday, July 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

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Line Break is an eclectic Queens reading series, hosted by William Shunn, showcasing a monthly mix of fiction, poetry, essays and performance. Join us next on Saturday, November 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105. Admission is $7.

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